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Old Folkies

For those who got their start in the '50s and '60s and continue to embrace folk music today.

Members: 66
Latest Activity: May 14

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Anthem for Old Folkie? :-) 8 Replies

Well I won the popular vote by about 18,000 votes, but the judges still didn't select me (perhaps the oldest contestant) as a finalist in the big songwriting competition. But I'm not discouraged. In fact... I have one thing to say..... "Don't Write…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Lon Milo DuQuette Dec 29, 2014.


Hello again friends.I turned 66 this summer and I'm still mad as hell and insanely optimistic about politics, war and peace and life in general. To give vent to the mad as hell part I wrote and recorded "You Bet Your Ass It's Class Warfare", and to…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Lon Milo DuQuette Oct 20, 2014.

Radical Folk in the 21st Century

"I'm 65. I'm still alive and I''ve been around the block ..."I figured if anybody would get a kick out of my newest album, Gentle Heretic, it would be this group.Outside the Box - from the Gentle…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Nov 4, 2013.

This Old Folky finally's on Pandora

It took a long time and many hoops to jump through but I finally have the songs of my first album on Pandora. I would really appreciate it if my old folky pals went to Pandora and created a "Lon Milo DuQuette" radio station and when my tunes turn up…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Sep 14, 2013.

Harps and racks... 18 Replies

I know there's a group for real harp players, but I'm not in that class. However, since finding my old harp rack, and one of my harmonicas, I decided I'd start using them again when playing some of my favorite folk tunes.Any other of you folks using…Continue

Started by Phil Manuel. Last reply by Phil Manuel Aug 28, 2012.

Guitar Army 3 Replies

I live in Punta Gorda, Florida (between Sarasota and Fort Myers).  Every Thursday evening for years, and ever-growing bunch of musicians gather in Gilchrist Park (on Charlotte Harbor), naturally congregate into groups, and play/sing all sorts of…Continue

Started by Steve Widmeyer. Last reply by Jud Hair May 17, 2012.

Ok, THIS group is definitely for me. 2 Replies

I started playing back in the 60's and it has always been mostly PP&M, John Denver, Kingston Trio, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Everley Bros., I could go on. Now days it is mostly John and PPM with a lot of Suzie Bogguss thrown in. If you're not…Continue

Started by Mike Bishop. Last reply by Alan Sturgess May 14.

I've waited 45 years for this! 6 Replies

O my gosh!!  Even though I'd grown up on traditional folk tunes, my acute awareness of music didn't come of age until 1962.  I was eleven years old by then, but could absolutely NOT get enough of P,P&M, Kingston Trio, Weavers, Highwaymen, Terry…Continue

Started by J. D. Woods. Last reply by Blues Agent Apr 19, 2012.

Old folky refusing to lay down n die. 2 Replies

Old folky refusing to lay down n die.

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Lon Milo DuQuette Jan 10, 2012.

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Comment by Jud Hair on April 20, 2012 at 5:52am

Thanks Edward ... :-)

Comment by Edward Sparks on April 15, 2012 at 11:37am

Hey Jud, I wouldn't worry about the age of the audience...It's good for some young folks to hear that kind of folk music!  Never ceases to amaze me how young people today are so familiar with the "old stuff."  We have played shows before and I have watched a 17 year old in the from row sing every word with me to a song like Neil Young's "Heart of Gold"...that came out in 1970! Folk music is for the folks, whatever their age may be...I think of the message in "Where Have all the Flowers Gone" and it still rings so true today..."when will they ever learn?"  Never if they don't think about could be the one to plant that seed in a young persons mind and it may come back to the front of the person's brain when they hear a discussion about war.  Thanks to you and people like you who are still out there spreading the word!  Keep up the good work, Edward

Comment by Jud Hair on April 15, 2012 at 7:11am

Thanks for the encouragement William ... next open-mic, I plan to look out at the audience and see if I think there is anyone out there old enough to appreciate this music ... heck, I think I may play it regardless.  :-)

Comment by william david richards on April 15, 2012 at 6:55am

Jud as an old hippie who always loved that music but never took the time to learn to play but is taking lessons now, I must say that that music is deeply planted in my brain and it seems prefectly natural to play it, I have 500 miles on my iphone. you go man.


Comment by Jud Hair on April 15, 2012 at 6:32am

I just finished arranging a medley combining "500 Miles (Away From Home)" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" ... I hadn't played either of those great old folk songs since I was a teen ager. 

LOL ... played it for my wife, who said it was great, but that I need to "lighten up" on my song selections.   I suppose I AM beginning to be a come off a bit somber these days.

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on March 8, 2012 at 7:29am

Thought my fellow old fokies would get a kick out of this. Both these article are running today. It's never too late ... I'm telling myself.

Comment by David Reinstein on February 21, 2012 at 7:16am

Thanks, Ed!

No... I don't have the time ior inclination to participate in more groups... LIke you, I own a stable of strings... Too many to club with each one onlinbe!

Thanks, again man.


Comment by Edward Sparks on February 21, 2012 at 3:48am

Great job David...Channeling Leon Redbone, one of my favorites!  All you needed was a tuba play "bass" behind you.  Loved it...nice Gibson too, are you in the Gibson Owners Group?  Thanks, Edward

Comment by David Reinstein on February 20, 2012 at 9:25pm

Bluesy Folk, Folksy Blues... Makes no never mind ... Tantalize Me

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 3, 2012 at 6:49am

This is cool, wish I had funds to bid on something like this!  Edward

Buddy Holly "Listen to Me" Guitar to Be Auctioned for Grammy Camps


The one and only Buddy Holly died on February 3, 1959, a day many believed was the “day the music died,” as immortalized in Don Maclean’s famous song, “American Pie”, which first hit the charts 40 years ago this month. Jackson Browne noted when doing his album track, “True Love Ways” for the album “Listen To Me: Buddy Holly”, that Holly’s death on February 3, 1959 “was not the day the music died; it was the day the music became immortal.” 

True to this spirit, Songmasters, in collaboration with Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation, will auction the one and only “Listen To Me” Holly Guitar through MusiCares to benefit the GRAMMY Foundation’s Grammy Camps as part of the Person of the Year Award celebrations on February 10th. Only a limited number of these unique, hand-built re-creations of Buddy Holly’s customized Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar and hand-tooled leather case exist. Of these, all but one of the Holly Guitars – this “Listen To Me” guitar – have been awarded by the BHGF on a long-term “legacy loan” basis to guitar icons and legendary performers such as Pete Townsend, Peter Frampton, Jackson Browne, and Graham Nash, among others. 
The auction of this extraordinary instrument – the only one available to the public – will bring to life one of Buddy Holly’s personal dreams: to support exceptional young musicians and music innovators. Songmasters’ Listen to Me: Buddy Holly campaign continues to prove that Holly’s music – and musical legacy – lives and thrives.  

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